This could be death to an all bits are equal internet, or as it is commonly called Network Neutrality. The newly anointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler; a former lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, announced this week that it would be OK for Internet service providers to charge Netflix and other companies for a faster lane to consumers.
Companies like Comcast have long spouted half-truths and outright lies about delivering “blazing fast speeds” via their broadband services. But fact back critics have long shown that the U.S. is falling behind other developed nations in providing high-speed Internet access to average citizens. Prime examples of this is South Korea and the 100% broadband penetration at 100mbps to the house, Switzerland 100mbps to the house and many other European and south Asian nations with 100 mb and Gigabit service. Continue reading